Solo improvisations on tenor sax, alto sax, and wooden flutes by Jimmy Ghaphery. Recorded somewhere in the Fall 2007 to Spring 2008 neighborhood across several different sittings in my living room direct to minidisc. Some intention was given to sustaining specific moods and/or soundscapes. On reflection use of silence must have been somewhere in my ears as well. This is my 4th solo recording, and the first net only release.
October 30, 2009
Although apparently created and recorded under various conditions, the pieces in this collection offer themselves up as individual features emerging from an integrated soundscape. The tracks move through a diverse array of atmospheres, sometimes taking on an almost spatial solidity (e.g., the expressionist Hello Zero or serrated-edged Not Tea Pie), while at other times moving toward dematerialization entirely (Flute One, Mildly My Dill). Ghaphery is able to blend extended techniques with more conventional modes of playing into a gratifying whole of mutually illuminating parts.